iStock keeps on impressing me

iStock keeps on impressing me

Just read the post by kktompson on iStock called “The year in review and a look at the future”. This look really, really good for exclusive contributors. The following stands out:

1. Exclusive members can expect a massive income bump with the new prices for photos

We are looking at:

Xsmall 100% increase
Small – 66% increase
Medium – 66% increase
Large – 50% increase
Xlarge – 33% increase
XXlarge – 25% increase
XXX – large 20% increase

2. New collection called Exclusive Plus

As if that is not enough iStock will launch a new collection temporarily referred to as Exclusive Plus which will be priced between the Exclusive collection and Vetta. The images going into this collection is chosen by the exclusive contributors themselves and can be up to 20% of our portfolio.

3. New canister levels

The new canister levels are:

Base: 1 – 499
Bronze: 500 – 4,999
Silver: 5,000 – 19,999
Gold: 20,000 – 49,999
Diamond: 50,000 – 399,999
Black Diamond: 400,000 +

As a contributor this makes it a bigger challenge to achive a higher canister level. But hey that’s what iStock needs to do to make a living. We are rewarded higher royalties so thats makes it all good, in my opinion 🙂 I just hope I reach Diamond before February 24th when they intend to launch the new levels.

4. Huge expansion

iStock has 125.000 new members every month. I cant tell how many of those are buyers, but I bet its most of them. That is just fantastic.


Ps. You can read the full article on iStock here

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